Chief Mate (Unlimited) Post HND - Examination Route

Course Type:
STCW ➜ Chief Mate
Training School:
Warsash Maritime Academy
Warsash, Southampton, United Kingdom

This course enables candidates to achieve Chief Mate and Master certification by the SQA exam route. Candidates will receive tuition in Command Management, NAEST and HELM (Management Level) courses, preparation for the SQA exams in Navigation and Ship Stability, and MCA signals and oral exams.

Candidates must also hold an STCW certificate in Proficiency in Medical Care before taking their MCA oral exam. This certificate must be no older than five years. If not already held, the course can be undertaken at the academy outside of the main course.

Once a Chief Mate Certificate of Competency has been achieved, candidates must return to sea to accumulate a further minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer before taking a Master’s MCA oral exam to gain full Master’s certification.


15 weeks

Entry Requirements

HND Nautical Science.

Minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer while holding STCW ‘95 Table A II/1 Certificate of Competency (Watchkeeper).

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.

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Warsash Maritime Academy

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Southampton Solent University
Newtown Road
SO31 9ZL
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 02382015004
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